Events

CitySwitch hosts regular free information sessions, workshops and site tours across Australia for CitySwitch Signatories and their guests. Recent topics have ranged from funding sustainable office upgrades, lighting and data centre technology, through to the benefits of activity based working.

Past events

CitySwitch Brisbane: HQ, Fortitude Valley Site tour

Friday, 30 January, 2015
HQ, 520-540 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Meeting point: Leighton Contractors, Level 6, HQ South Tower
8am – 9.30am, morning tea will be provided

 

Showcasing contemporary design and using the latest sustainable technology, the HQ development enjoys 50 per cent more fresh air than normal office buildings. A subtropical boulevard provides open space, trees and street shading.

The HQ development received a 6 Star Green Star Office Design and Office As Built v2 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia representing World Leadership in Sustainability and becoming Australia's largest 6 Star Green Star rated development. HQ was also awarded the Urban Taskforce 2011 Development Excellence Award for 'Development of the Year'.

The Leighton Contractors fitout was awarded a 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors Rating

HQ’s key sustainability features include:

  • A cogeneration plant
  • Building services systems that achieve the highest quality energy efficiencies 
  • Floor plate plans that increase proximity to natural light
  • Rainwater capture and reuse
  • Bicycle centre

Speaker:

Fraser Wright, Services Manager at Leighton Contractors, will provide an insight into the construction and commissioning of the HQ precinct.

Kindly supported by Leighton .

RSVP

Registration is essential as spaces are limited to 15. Please RSVP by Friday 23 January 2015 to Alexander Stathakis by email alex.stathakis@au.ey.com  or phone 07 3227 1474.

This Activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.



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CitySwitch Signatory of the Year and New Signatory Awards - category judging criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 28 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 10 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 10 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points).
Note, new Signatories submitting for New Signatory of the Year Award need only complete an indicative rating – all other submissions must be accredited.

CitySwitch Partnership of the Year Award - category judging criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Submitted projects should:

  • Involve more than one registered company 
  • Demonstrate that they are  innovative and over and above “business as usual”
  • Demonstrate that they catalyse “market transformation” and or “address a market barrier”
  • Deliver a reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions within the built environment 

Judging Criteria

  • Delivering outcomes as demonstrated by an improved or maintained current NABERS Energy rating and achieved energy savings* (up to 14 points)
  • Implementing one or more energy saving initiatives (up to 10 points)
  • Demonstrating leadership by undertaking innovative, creative or progressive office energy efficiency activities (up to 17 points)
  • Engagement of staff/ customers/suppliers and/or stakeholders to educate and create market transformation (up to 17 points)
  • Participation in CitySwitch local program activities (up to 10 points)
  • The submitting entity MUST be a CitySwitch Signatory
Note, Signatories submitting for the Partnership of the Year Award may submit an accredited NABERS tenancy, whole building or base building rating.

It’s easy and free to join the program. Your good-will commitment to the program is an acknowledgement of the business sector’s role in
contributing to environmental sustainability and your intention to reduce your own energy consumption and associated carbon emissions.

As part of this, Signatories to the program commit to achieve an accredited NABERS Energy tenancy rating (between 4 and 6 stars) and
work with CitySwitch to improve their tenancy’s environmental performance.

Find out more about how obtaining a NABERS Energy rating ensures you can benchmark your performance, better manage your progress
over time and promote your star rating achievement.